Three artists from New City College Havering are featured in a newly-published book showcasing 48 of ‘the most fabulous urban artists’ coming out of London and Essex over the last few decades.
The book, called The Thing About Artists, has been launched by designers Brennan and Burch and celebrates all things creative in a mash-up of styles, including graffiti, pop art, illustration and photography.
Creative Arts Lecturer Toni Longhurst, Graphic Design and Digital Media Technician Scott Freeland and Print Design Technician Ralph Overill, all based at NCC’s Ardleigh Green campus, have made it into the book!
Their work is published alongside other prominent artists and was displayed at a recent exhibition and book launch at Fry’s Gallery, Fairkytes Art Centre, in Hornchurch.
Havering Changing – an Arts Council-funded project – supported the research and development of the book and will help to promote it at a series of events.
Andy Greaves, NCC’s Deputy Group Curriculum Director for Creative & Digital, said: “This is a great opportunity for our three talented members of staff to have their work showcased, displayed and publicised in this way.
“It’s also a great example of the different type of careers available in the Creative Arts and it will hopefully inspire our students and give them the confidence they need to pave a career in the industry by seeing professionals who are just like them in the book.”
Lisa Brennan, of Brennan and Burch, said: “The book features engaging artist interviews with frank outlooks on their roots, style, culture, work and inspiration. It is an incredible opportunity to shout about the creative talent of local artists to inspire the next generation.
“The Thing About Artists brings high profile talent and less visible rising stars together in a book full of colour and mind-boggling creativity.”
Look out for the launch events. For more information see https://www.brennan-and-burch.co.uk/pages/the-thing-about-artists and https://www.haveringchanging.org/